Verve International, Africa’s leading indigenous payment card brand, has announced a competition in partnership with Nokia and Microsoft aimed at supporting Nigeria’s indigenous application development community by providing payments in mobile apps.
The theme of the competition is “Build with Verve: Lumia Edition”, with Verve saying the partnership is aligned with its drive towards effective stakeholder collaboration within the technology sector and supporting indigenous IT skills.
“Verve would be largely responsible for providing the in–app payment service which will help entrepreneurs and businesses to monetise their products and solutions,” it said.
“It will allow developers build Mobile Apps using the Verve Payment SDK. The payment SDK will be made available to all developers and the Mobile Apps developed will be commercially available. The winner of this competition will also walk away with interesting prizes and an advertising push provided by Nokia, Microsoft and Verve. It would also be deployed on the Nokia OVI store.”
Charles Ifedi, chief executive officer (CEO) of Verve International, said the partnership would lead to the growth of the nation’s app development community.
“Verve is thrilled to be forming partnerships with stakeholders in technology, including Microsoft and Nokia, towards growing Nigeria’s application development community,” he said.
“The growth in mobile app development by indigenous entrepreneurs can no longer be under emphasized. As a company with proudly Nigerian roots, we are delighted at the opportunity to create avenues for these products to be monetised by providing a highly secure integrated payment solution. In addition to strengthening Nigeria’s IT Community, this initiative also provides Verve card holders with broadened payment options.”
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